This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
A Little Rowdiness at the Staples Center to Start off the Game
The adrenaline can already be felt in and around the Staples Center tonight as everyone prepares for the Lakers vs. Celtics final championship winner take all game. Hundreds have ignored the city's message of staying away from the area to try to get into the ESPN Zone at L.A. Live. KABC reporter Michael Linder tweeted that "Lakers fans lined up 200 deep to get a seat" at the bar, according to LAObserved.
And apparently the LAPD already had to take action against some who decided to burn a Celtics jersey, according to blogdowntown.